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Ever find yourself with a dead car battery issue? Works just fine yesterday and suddenly your car couldn’t start?

Yup, we have all been there once. And just like you, as someone who knows nothing about car, this problem leaves us all in confusion as to what’s going on with the car. And the worst part, majority of us do not know/save any contact of a foreman. End up calling some friends to help us diagnose the issue. 

Even if you manage to get a contact, usually local workshops operates from 9AM until 6PM. If you have a breakdown early in the morning or later at night, you probably won’t be able to get any help anytime soon. Been there, done that.

So today we are going to share with you some tips on getting a temporary fix for this issue.


How To Revive a Dead Car Battery

1. Check Battery Terminal Connections

The first thing that you want to do is to check the terminal connection. Make sure the connections are tight and well connected. Try to move the connection,if it’s movable (can be rotated), means the connection are not perfect.

While doing this, make sure you have switched off your car and to be safe, keep the keys with you. 

2. Clean Up Battery Terminal

Clean up any sulfation or dirt to make sure the contact are perfect and ensure efficient power supply. Again, make sure your cars are switched off.

3. Attempt a ‘Jumpstart’

Perform a jumpstart if you have the necessary equipment and tools. Else, try to get help from a neighbour or nearby friends.

Few things that you may need to be really careful with :

– Make sure the it is being done with the right sequence.
– Ensure the ‘donor’ battery size/capacity is bigger than the ‘dead’ battery
– Once done, let you engine runs for 20-30 minutes to recharge your battery
– For cars with a lot of electronics part and features, seek a professional assistance (such as CARPUT)

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Causes of Dead Car Battery

1. Reaching It’s Limit

Do you know, an average lifespan of a normal maintenance free car battery is around 1.5-2 years. With a better care, you may extend it’s lifespan up to 2-3 years. But that’s about it. The plates will have lower holding capacity and eventually will need a new replacement.

But in case it dies off earlier, don’t forget to claim for warranty. Most battery manufacturer provide a warranty period of at least 12 months (or 25,000 KM mileage). If it’s faulty within the warranty period, you may claim to get a new battery replacement. (psstt, CARPUT warranty period is up to 18 months!)

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2. Forgot To Switch Off Lights

Not just the headlights, sometimes we make some mistake such as not closing the door tight enough, causing the interior light to be left switched on for the entire night. This will drain out the battery.

As for this type of cases, you may not need to change your battery yet. Try to jumpstart and have your car running to recharge the battery with your car alternator. Then only you try to switch off and start again. If failure, probably your battery needs replacement as it no longer able to hold charge.

3. Alternator Did Not / Low Charge

One of another common issue is alternator. The function of a car alternator is to charge your car battery while the engine is running. For older cars, some alternator may need to be replaced. It does not charge as efficient, thus causing the car battery to be always in a lower charged. 

If your alternator is faulty, a jumpstart won’t solve your issue. Your car will dies off while you are driving. If you are facing such issue, it is advised for you to call you car insurance and get your car towed to a nearby workshop. In case your car is under a 3rd party insurance with no towing coverage, you can try to check with our price. 



Signs of a Weak Car Battery

 

1. Dimming Headlights

You may be able to notice that your headlights are a little bit dimmer than usual. But it may not be too obvious unless you are particular to changes and details.

2. Weak Crankings

You may face a difficulty in cranking your engine. It may sounds a little bit weaker than usual. Yup, that’s your battery in low health/charge.

3. Sulfication on Terminals

Sulfication is another sign of a weakened car battery,


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Car batteries are stealthy. You never know when it’s on its last legs, but fear not!

CARPUT is here to help you with quality batteries and we will be there within the hour!

In fact, we’ll even install the battery for you so you’d never need to lift a finger.

WHY CARPUT?

1. Always be in the know of how much you are going to pay. We don’t like surprises, and we know you don’t too.

2. Affordable and reliable car batteries starting from as low as RM180. Delivery and installation is FREE!*

3. Track your CARPUT  professional with the app. Give us a ring on 1800-1800-10 or make a request through the CARPUT app!


JUMPSTART OR CAR BATTERY CHANGE?

JUMPSTART:
Your car can’t start after leaving your lights on overnight? Maybe all you need is a jumpstart instead of a car battery change. If you can’t find a good Samaritan to help jumpstart your car, just request on the app and we’ll be there within the hour.

A jumpstart will only cost RM50 if you’re in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, and our trained professionals are well equipped to help you get back on the road.

CAR BATTERY CHANGE:
If your car battery has lasted you 1.5 to 2 years, maybe it’s time for you to get a new one. An old car battery will not hold it’s charge well and thus, will require a jumpstart constantly.

All our car battery professionals carry a multi-meter and will advise you on the condition of your existing car battery. We only work with quality car battery providers and our prices are competitive.

It includes delivery and installation in areas such as Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam and Puchong, but we may charge an additional call out fee for a car battery delivery in further areas such as KLIA, KLIA2, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.

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HOW IT WORKS

We recommend that you download the CARPUT app today! Car battery life is unpredictable and we urge you to be prepared.

If you ever find yourself in need of a car battery delivery or jumpstart, just use the CARPUT app to select your car that needs rescuing. Pin your breakdown location so we can dispatch one of our car battery professionals to help you!

We try to avoid surprises and you will always be quoted a price before you confirm your request. Our technology will locate the nearest available car battery professional and you’ll be able to call, message and even review them after the job is done!


AREAS COVERED IN MALAYSIA

CARPUT has facilitated over 30,000 car battery replacements in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Our serviceable car battery delivery locations are:-

Kuala Lumpur – Bukit Bintang, Ampang, Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Segambut, Mont Kiara, Bangsar, Seputeh, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras.

Selangor – Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Kajang, Selayang, Klang, Cyberjaya, Putrajaya.

Penang – Georgetown and Seberang Perai.

Johor Bahru – Skudai, Bukit Indah, Masai, Gelang Patah.

Melaka – Peringgit, Ayer Molek, Telok Mas, Batu Berendam, Bukit Rambai, Ayer Keroh Seremban & Seremban 2.

We are working hard to expand quickly nationwide – stay tuned for more updates!


COMMON AREAS 

A dead car battery almost always happens when the car is parked – be it in a shopping mall, offices or even at home! We have strategically placed our car battery professionals nearby these hot locations so that you’ll always get quick battery services.

Next time, when your battery is flat in Mid Valley, One Utama or even in KLIA, you can be sure that we’ll be there quickly and efficiently.


SERVICES PROVIDED

We will always do our best to help you diagnose your car problems, and that’s why we do a courtesy call to help you pinpoint the problem. We’re always ready to help you get back on the road be it a flat tyre, dead battery or even if you run out of petrol.

If our professionals have diagnosed that your car is too dangerous to be driven, we have tow truck services ready to help you tow your car to your preferred workshop. No matter what the car breakdown is, CARPUT will be able to help you get back on the road.

Download the CARPUT app today to solve your roadside assistance headaches tomorrow.
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Driving a Continental car like a BMW, Mercedes or Audi is great.

Costs of an AGM car battery, however… Not so great.

But did you know that modern luxury cars require an AGM car battery and not the regular one?

Does it really have to be that way?

Well, it turns out, you can get a replacement Varta AGM car battery at a fraction of the price official service centres are selling…

…that saves you at least RM600 for that same peace of mind. And here, you will learn what an AGM car battery is (you get what you pay for)…and exactly how you can conveniently get it delivered to your doorstep.AGM stands for Absorbent Glass Mat. This technology is found in Varta Silver Dynamic AGM batteries. AGM technology is designed to handle the toughest electrical loads required in new cars with premium features such as regenerative braking.Now, this is crazy:

The key feature of this technology is the absorbent Glass Mat material which holds the battery’s acid like a sponge to ensure constant contact between the plates and the absorbed electrolyte.

But you’re probably wondering:

“Does my car really need such battery with advanced technology?” This is especially important if you own a luxury car which you probably take for a cruise only during the weekend. Very likely, that car demands the highest energy due to its extensive accessories.

So, what makes an AGM battery stands out from its flooded lead-acid inferiors?

Here’s the kicker:

It delivers outstanding performance for powerful engines and highly equipped cars. Offers up to 3x extended cycle life compared with a conventional battery. (A conventional lead-acid battery last only about 1-2 years)

And it gets better:

Boasts high starting power and reliable performance. Plus, the design ensures the battery will not leak, even if the case is broken. If your car comes with advanced Start-Stop functionality, ideally you will want to install an AGM battery because a conventional car battery just won’t suffice.

Start-Stop Vehicles

If you drive a Mazda or high-end Toyota models like Vellfire, Alphard, Estima and Wish, most likely these cars are equipped with the start-stop technology. (Not to be confused with engine push start)

That’s not all:

The technology first gained popularity in Europe and the U.S. market in model-year 2013 vehicles. So, your BMWs, Mercedes or Volkswagens are best fitted with an AGM battery.

Start-stop vehicle technology automatically shuts off the engine when your vehicle stops, such as at a traffic light or in stop-and-go traffic, and restarts it quickly and quietly when the clutch is engaged or the brake pedal is released.

But there’s a catch:

When the engine is off, the battery is the sole source of power to all the car’s electrical devices, such as air conditioning, the radio and the navigation system. And, in advanced start-stop systems with features like regenerative braking or passive boost, the battery is stressed even more.

Order Your AGM Battery with CARPUT for Peace of Mind

Here are the prices for AGM batteries as of January 2019:
AGM Varta Silver Dynamic DIN70 – RM1100
AGM Varta Silver Dynamic DIN80 – RM1250
AGM Varta Silver Dynamic DIN90 – RM1400

Of course, prices listed are inclusive of delivery, installation and trade-in of your old battery (Specifications of these AGM batteries are similar to those offered at service centres). To complete the service, we do offer system fault reset on the spot for every AGM battery replacement. That saves you the trouble of bringing your car to the service centre.
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If you know Amaron car batteries, you should check out Amara Raja’s new range of battery, Powerzone Car Battery.




PowerZone batteries inherit the credibility, technological superiority and high standards of customer satisfaction owing to its lineage of brand Amaron which is perfect for the Malaysian climate.

Now available at CARPUT to offer you even better options of reliable brands of batteries.

The new PowerZone batteries offer better performance with higher power output, higher reserve power capacity and higher CCA (Cold Cranking Ampere), thereby, enabling optimum power delivery at low temperatures.

The new range of leak proof & environment-friendly Powerzone batteries is preloaded with best in class vent design that is spill-free and easy to handle which adds to a whole new convenience.



If you are looking for a reliable car battery for Perodua, Proton, Honda, Toyota, Mazda and other major car make models, give this a shot! 

Sizes available are NS40ZL, NS60L, NS60R, NS70L and 70D23L.
All Powerzone car battery installed with CARPUT comes with 18 months or 30,000KM warranty (petrol) / 10 months or 20,000KM warranty (diesel).
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I founded CARPUT Roadside Assistance after having a horrible experience changing a car battery (by a very reputable roadside assistance company), back when I returned to Malaysia in 2013. I was given empty promises on their arrival and waited for 2.5 hours before a technician arrived.

When he finally got my car started up, I was grossly overcharged for a car battery for my mother’s Proton Satria. This was a vast difference from the transparency, customer service and reliability that I have experienced when working abroad.

CARPUT - Malaysia's #1 Roadside Assistance Mobile App
The automotive services sector in Malaysia has always given a bad name for itself, especially when it comes to customer service. In a nutshell, there was a lack of empathy towards customers who may be stranded, rushing and left with no other options.

In fact, many would argue that these people take advantage of this situation. In 2016, I launched CARPUT Roadside Assistance to assist Malaysian drivers to get back on the road knowing that their welfare is being taken care of. The CARPUT team, at its core, is one that cares about the customer. If we’re going to be late, we will tell you that we will be late. Unlike our predecessors, we display our prices proudly – in case of any confusion. Every single decision made in CARPUT has its’ customers in mind.

After 30,000 rescues, I am proud to say that with the help of our technology, we have brought our response time down to 43 minutes on average. We have come this far and still have a long way to go. We thank each and every single one of our customers, partners and employees for believing in our cause — especially in our early days. Happy 3rd birthday, CARPUT. – Eugene Tan, @eugtann

*Download the CARPUT mobile application to get quick and easy roadside assistance!
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The first thing you should know is that a car battery’s lifespan is fixed and there’s nothing you can do to extend it beyond that. But, there are things drivers often do that cause the battery to die early. Learn how to care for your battery and be rewarded with a long battery life.

1. Limit short rides

Shorts distance trips prevent your car’s battery from a full charge cycle. Over the long run, this will reduce the charge capacity of the battery and its lifespan. Instead, go for a long distance drive once a week during the weekend to give the battery a full charge it deserves.

2. Once a month routine inspection

Battery terminals corrode over time, but keeping them clean from buildup is a great way to extend the life of your car battery. Scrub the terminals with a toothbrush dipped in a baking soda and water mixture. Then, using a spray bottle with cold water, rinse the mixture off and follow up with a thorough drying with a clean cloth.

3. Don’t use electronics when idle

Turn off functions like the radio or air conditioner when your engine isn’t running to put less wear and tear on your battery power. Extended periods of idling also can wear a battery down. And not to forget, don’t charge your smartphone before starting your car’s engine.



4. Keep Your Battery Tightly Fastened

A battery that’s not securely fastened could end up vibrating, potentially resulting in internal damage and short circuits. Have your battery terminal checked regularly, especially if you frequently drive on bumpy roads.

5. Check your car’s alternator

If your alternator is bad it will results in ineffective recharging of your battery and dramatically shorten your battery’s lifespan.
No matter how well you maintain your car battery, you can’t always foresee when it may die. That’s not a disaster because you can always count on CARPUT’s trusted car battery assistance if your car battery ever fails on you.

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Howdy, Ipoh!

CARPUT has successfully expanded our service area to cover Ipoh and is ready to get you back on the road. CARPUT is a mobile application for car breakdown services. That means you will be getting reliable car breakdown assistance with transparent pricing in the palm of your hands.

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Why CARPUT?

1. It’s easy, fast and safe. 2. CARPUT services come with transparent pricing. 3. Well-trained professionals are equipped with the right tools to handle your break down needs. 4. 4.9 star average ratings from customers.

Battery Delivery to Your Doorstep


We deliver to many places in Perak including Tambun, Jelapang, Meru, Menglembu, Silibin, Sri Ampang, Gunung Rapat, Simpang Pulai, Penagkalan, Station 18, Bandar Botani, Batu Gajah, Pusing, Seri Iskandar, Teronoh and others.

Flat Tyre Rescue

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If you ever experience a flat tyre, we help you change to a spare tyre so you don’t have to get your hands dirty.

We have come a long way

CARPUT has successfully rescued more than 15,000 cars in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru with the numbers growing rapidly every day. Look at these happy faces when CARPUT came to the rescue!     car battery delivery, carput. customer car battery delivery, carput. customer flyfm dj maggy

Here are what our customers have to say about our services.


Call 1800-1800-10 for immediate assistance or download the CARPUT mobile app today and be prepared for any car breakdowns! CARPUT services are available from 7AM to 11PM every day.

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Good news, Johoreans!

CARPUT has successfully expanded our service area to cover Johor Bahru and is ready to get you back on the road.


CARPUT is a mobile application for car breakdown services. That means you will be getting reliable car breakdown assistance with transparent pricing in the palm of your hands.

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Why CARPUT?

1. It’s easy, fast and safe. 2. CARPUT services come with transparent pricing. 3. Well-trained professionals are equipped with the right tools to handle your break down needs. 4. 4.9 star average ratings from customers.

Battery Delivery to Your Doorstep

mekanik CARPUT We deliver to many places in Johor Bahru including Pasir Gudang, Masai, Perling, Sutera, Skudai and many more!

Trusted Towing Services

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Flat Tyre Rescue

change flat tyre If you ever experience a flat tyre, we help you change to a spare tyre so you don’t have to get your hands dirty.

We have come a long way

CARPUT has successfully rescued more than 15,000 cars in Klang Valley and Penang area with the numbers growing rapidly every day. Look at these happy faces when CARPUT came to the rescue!    car battery delivery, carput. customercar battery delivery, carput. customer car battery delivery, carput. customer  

Here are what our customers have to say about our services.


Download the CARPUT mobile app today and be prepared for any car breakdowns!

Enjoy RM50 OFF CARPUT services when 5 friends sign up using your invite code. Learn more here.

CARPUT services are available in Butterworth and Georgetown areas from 7 AM to 11 PM every day. Our services are also accessible at the hotline: 1800-1800-10.

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Penang folks, we know you guys have been waiting for our expansion to your beloved Pearl of the Orient. The wait is over because we are now ready to get you back on the road.

CARPUT is a mobile application for car breakdown services. That means reliable and transparent services are available at the palm of your hands.

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Why Us?

It’s easy, fast and safe. More importantly, CARPUT services come with transparent pricing. All of our prices are shown on the app before you confirm your order. No more rip-offs from questionable service providers! You can also be sure to have a peace of mind when you request for help from CARPUT. Our professionals in Penang are well-trained and are equipped with the right tools to handle your break down needs. Looks at all these happy faces when they have their car up and running again with no hassle. car battery delivery, carput. customer car battery delivery, carput. customer car battery delivery, carput. customer    

Our Achievement so Far

CARPUT has helped more than 15,000 drivers get back on the road in the Klang Valley and the number is growing rapidly by the day. Here are what our customers have to say about our services. CARPUT car battery review CARPUT Car Battery review CARPUT car battery review
Download the CARPUT mobile app today and be prepared for any car breakdowns! Enjoy RM50 OFF CARPUT services when 5 friends sign up using your invite code. Learn more here. CARPUT services are available in Butterworth and Georgetown areas from 7AM to 11PM everyday. Our services are also accessible on the hotline: 1800-1800-10. carput car battery delivery
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VARTA car batteries are engineered to support the electrical demands of today’s vehicles, providing reliable starting power time and time again in the most demanding climate conditions. Most major car manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Ford choose VARTA products to be factory-fitted for new vehicles.

Why VARTA® Blue Dynamic car battery?

Varta Blue Dynamic Car Battery

Powered by Johnson Controls Power Solutions, VARTA® Blue Dynamic batteries are trusted by customers globally. VARTA® Blue Dynamic batteries provide longer life, less corrosion and lower cost of ownership. Get your vehicle the VARTA® car battery with CARPUT to experience excellent replacement service. It provides consistently high performance for longer periods of time. Choose VARTA®Blue Dynamic for all vehicles with standard equipment, without start-stop functionality, and get ready to go on the road worry-free.


Technology Behind VARTA Car Battery

Varta PowerFrame Grid technology
PowerFrame grid technology is designed to minimize the corrosion that leads to battery failure, allowing for you and your vehicle to continue moving. The positive grid is what provides the energy to start your car.

It’s a critical component of your battery, start after start. The PowerFrame grid design improves the performance of your vehicle’s electrical system by providing superior starting performance with up to 70% better electrical flow than other grid technologies. This means more consistent starts.
For complete reliability and peace of mind, get your VARTA® Blue Dynamic batteries at CARPUT today!
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